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Nature poetry, Death grief and loss poetry, Love poems, Family poetry, Fatherhood, Aging poems, Poems on social issues

Summer Seas and Autumn Leaves
A Small Collection of Poems
by Robin Honiss

Summer Seas and Autumn Leaves is a short collection of eighteen poems that pack a big punch. Written over a span of seventy years, these are poems from the author’s early days as a father to the present day in 2022.

Themes of personal loss, familial love, aging, social commentary, and love of the sea demonstrate the universal nature of this work and its ability to transcend time and place. No detail is too small for the poet to revel in, no subject too mundane. Robin’s thoughtful attention to rhyme showcases the power of sound and his proficiency of the poetic craft.

Don’t let this slim volume fool you: these poems are filled with profound emotions illuminated by evocative descriptions, images, and quietly devasting endings.

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Robin Honiss has spent over sixty years in the financial services industry, working at everything from a bond trader to CEO of a bank, to founding an investment advisory business. While his day job utilized his left-brain skills, he has been able to use his right-brain creative and artistic skills on a moonlighting basis as a writer.

Robin is the author of RiverNotes: A Memoir (2007). Summer Seas and Autumn Leaves is his first book of poetry. At a young age, Robin developed a passion for reading and through the encouragement of family and teachers, honed his writing skills. He fell in love with poetry following his nineth grade English teacher’s recitation of John Masefield’s “One of the Bosun’s Yarns.” Over seventy years later, Robin can still recite the poem in its entirety.

He lives with his wife, Judi, in Stonington, Connecticut in the summer and Vero Beach, Florida in the winter.


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